Canadian tourist dies after accident

A Saskatchewan resident who was struck by a vehicle on West Bay Road last Friday night succumbed to his injuries Wednesday.  

According to Canadian news reports, 66-year-old Dan Marce died Wednesday morning with family members by his side. 

The female driver involved in the Friday night auto-pedestrian wreck that killed Mr. Marce has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving, but has not been charged. 

According to a Royal Cayman Islands Police Service statement regarding the driver issued Thursday: “The RCIPS can confirm that the female driver of the vehicle involved in the fatal collision returned to the police station [Thursday] on bail.  

“She was interviewed in relation to the matter and then re-bailed, pending completion of the investigation and submission of file to the legal department for ruling.” The police service said the driver’s vehicle collided with Mr. Marce, who was walking across the road in the vicinity of the Lone Star Bar and Grill around 10.30pm Friday.  

Mr. Marce, who was visiting here, was hospitalised in critical condition with what police described as “serious head injuries”. He was later taken to a Florida hospital via air ambulance.  

A family friend told the Leader Post newspaper that Mr. Marce had broken “virtually everything” in the accident in Grand Cayman. The friend told the newspaper that Mr. Marce’s chest had caved in and his arms, legs, ribs, jaw and skull had been broken. 

Friday’s crash is the first fatal accident to occur in the Cayman Islands this year.

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